|Venue name:||Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk|
between Beach 9th and 149th Sts
|Opening hours:||Beach daily 6am–9pm; boardwalk daily 6am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: Far Rockaway–bound A to Broad Channel, S to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th St|
Encompassing more than 170 acres of sand, this family-friendly beach attracts New Yorkers from all five boroughs. Seven playgrounds keep kids happy while wave riders enjoy the city's only surfing areas. Fishing, skating, volleyball, sunning and, of course, swimming are also favorite activities. Rockaway Beach is also an excellent place for older kids to test their surfing prowess.